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Refugees in Oregon Data

Since 1975, tens of thousands of refugees have resettled in Oregon. Most of these refugees initially settle in the greater Portland metro area. Currently, the most common refugee groups arriving in Oregon are from, Cuba, Burma, Bhutan, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Iraq, and Somalia.

Oregon's Refugee Arrival Population

  
  
  
  
Sum= 62,677
2014
1,246
69,987
0.00 %
2013
1,105
69,930
0.00 %
2012
968
58,238
0.00 %
2011
944
56,424
0.00 %
2010
1,185
73,311
0.42 %
2009
820
74,652
1.71 %
2008
811
60,191
0.12 %
2007
830
48,281
0.84 %
2006
1,135
41,277
1.59 %
2005
1,142
53,813
2.63 %
2004
1,660
73,851
1.51 %
2003
912
28,461
1.75 %
2002
1,126
26,317
2.40 %
2001
1,582
68,426
3.48 %
2000
1,678
72,515
2.26 %
1999
1,771
85,525
6.04 %
1998
2,084
76,554
6.72 %
1997
1,657
70,085
8.87 %
1996
1,864
75,693
15.02 %
1995
2,116
99,490
25.80 %
1994
1,937
112,682
43.47 %
1993
1,845
119,231
35.61 %
1992
2,542
131,291
35.88 %
1991
1,926
111,022
37.85 %
1990
2,350
119,317
23.19 %
1989
1,853
105,688
31.46 %
1988
914
75,754
67.83 %
1987
793
64,828
78.31 %
1986
886
62,440
82.05 %
1985
966
68,045
67.91 %
1984
1,164
71,113
82.04 %
1983
1,029
61,861
74.64 %
1982
1,862
97,355
74.01 %
1981
4,123
159,252
86.66 %
1980
6,213
207,116
92.93 %
1979
2,086
111,363
89.93 %
1978
649
36,507
100.00 %
1977
356
19,946
100.00 %
1976
484
27,206
100.00 %
1975
2,063
146,158
100.00 %

 

Oregon Arrivals By Ethnicity

  
  
  
  
Sum= 62,677
SE AsianCambodian
3,474
3.60 %
SE AsianLao
5,799
6.01 %
SE AsianVietnamese
16,951
17.58 %
Non-SE AsianAfghan
770
0.80 %
Non-SE AsianBhutanese
831
0.86 %
Non-SE AsianBosnian
1,445
1.50 %
Non-SE AsianBurmese
1,254
1.30 %
Non-SE AsianCongolese
235
0.24 %
Non-SE AsianCuban
3,117
3.23 %
Non-SE AsianCzech
29
0.03 %
Non-SE AsianEritrean
13
0.01 %
Non-SE AsianEthiopian
963
1.00 %
Non-SE AsianFormer Soviet
19,381
20.10 %
Non-SE AsianHaitian
211
0.22 %
Non-SE AsianHungarian
39
0.04 %
Non-SE AsianIranian
557
0.58 %
Non-SE AsianIraqi
1,488
1.54 %
Non-SE AsianKosovar
121
0.13 %
Non-SE AsianOther
1,097
1.14 %
Non-SE AsianOther African
406
0.42 %
Non-SE AsianPolish
241
0.25 %
Non-SE AsianRumanian
2,066
2.14 %
Non-SE AsianSomalian
2,083
2.16 %
Non-SE AsianSudanese
106
0.11 %

Notes:

  • The Lao accumulative figure includes Lao, Hmong and Mien numbers.
  • The Vietnamese accumulative fIgure includes the ethnic Chinese population.
  • The Soviet numbers include people from all the republics of the former USSR.
  • The US arrival data is from the Department of State and does not include the private Sector Initiative numbers.
  • The Oregon arrival population data is from consultations with local voluntary resettlement agencies.
  • FFY '95-'12 ethnic arrivals to Oregon data is from Oregon State records.
  • Starting FFY 2004, the 'Other' category has been divided Other African' and 'Other.
  • Starting FFY 2004, Oregon arrivals include asylees
  • Startubg 2008, Burmese and Bhutanese categories were created.
  • Starting FFY 2010, Congolese category was created.
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